Currently, Gary is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee for M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (“MDC”), one of the largest homebuilding companies in the United States. In addition, he is serving in his eleventh consecutive year as President of Cancer League of Colorado, an all-volunteer non-profit organization that raises money to support cancer research and related patient care services in Colorado. Until 2019, he also served on the Board of Directors of Families First, a non-profit organization that provided services to parents and children with the objective of ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Barb and Gary were instrumental in merging that organization in May 2019 with Shiloh House, a local non-profit organization with a similar mission.
We moved to Denver in August 1988, at which time Gary joined MDC as Vice President of Tax. In January of 1990, he was named Chief Financial Officer of MDC, and he served in this position for almost 19 years. In August 2008, Gary retired from MDC after 20 years of service. Prior to joining MDC, he spent 11 years with Occidental Petroleum Corporation (“Oxy”) in various corporate tax-related management positions in their Houston (1977-1984), Tulsa (1984-1986) and Los Angeles (1986-1988) offices, the latest of which was Director of Tax Planning at their headquarters in Los Angeles. Gary started his professional career in 1976 as a tax accountant for Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation in Shreveport, Louisiana, before joining Oxy in 1977 in Houston.